will, to get the afghan forces trained up, and ready to look after their own security. they came to an agreement that that would all be done by 2014, everybody can basically go home then, the afghans will be ready. surge buys you enough time, you get to push the taliban out of southern afghanistan, and the afghans can grow their own security forces. but again, this week we saw a big wrinkle in that, didn't we, when general allen, the head of all this, basically came out and said pulling back just a little bit for now, on those joint operations, because of the insider attacks, because so many coalition and u.s. troops have been killed by afghan forces turning their weapons on them. the partnering that is the root home to all of this isn't going so well right now. >> all right. barbara starr, thank you for that update. if i could say thank you, do appreciate it. barbara starr live at the pentagon. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball.